Wow, another year has flown by! If you didn’t plan months ahead like 99% of us, it’s time to get your holiday gifts together. I know how hard it can be to buy coffee gifts for coffee lovers. We tend to be a little picky…..
But, lucky for you, I’m a picky coffee snob myself – which means I know which gifts will bring happy tears to your coffee lover’s eyes.
And which gifts won’t.
Here we go: coffee gifts for all kinds of coffee lovers.
Coffee Gifts For New Coffee Lovers
Know someone who’s just starting to get excited about coffee brewing at home?
Excellent! They tend to be a little easier to buy for because they haven’t yet bought every coffee brewer under the sun like a crazy-obsessed person (no, I’m not speaking from experience).
It’s American Press
I’ve been traveling around the world with this brewer for 6+ months. It brews stellar coffee, is easy to use, and seems to be virtually indestructible. I highly suggest this brewer for coffee lovers of all types.
Click here to see my full American Press review and brewing guide.
Nomad Coffee Club Subscription
This coffee subscription company partners with some of the best growers from around the world to bring you freshly roasted beans. It’s a fantastic way to taste a variety of A+ coffees from all of the great coffee regions.
And, with this Black Friday coffee deal, through December 30th, you can save 20% on six and twelve month coffee subscriptions with code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout.
Jennings CJ4000 Scale
A coffee scale allows your coffee lover to be more precise with their coffee brewing. It may seem silly to use a scale to brew coffee, but it makes it so much easier to brew rich and balanced coffee every single time.
Read more: coffee scale vs. kitchen scale
Stagg Pour-Over Kettle
If your coffee lover likes to make pour-over coffee, a specialized kettle may be what they need. This one will give them control and precision over their water pouring, leading to tastier, more balanced coffee.
Coffee Sock Cloth Filters
This Austin-based company sells cloth coffee filters for a variety of coffee brewers. Chemex, V60, cold brew, and beyond. They’re affordable, eco-friendly, and let the coffee’s natural oils through to your final mug.
Click here to read my full coffee sock cloth filter review and why I love them.
Coffee Gifts For Serious Enthusiasts
If your coffee lover has been around the coffee block a time or two, he/she may not be interested in the usual gift ideas.
Here are a few items that will still inspire fascination and wonder for them.
This espresso maker is not only a relatively affordable option for home espresso, but it’s stellar for travel. It’s simple to use, takes no time at all, and it actually does produce espresso that’s pretty darn delicious.
In fact, I plan on getting this one for myself before too long.
Staresso Espresso Maker
Looking for the best way to make coffee while camping or while on the go?
The Staresso Classic SP 200 is a compact and innovative espresso brewing device that is an excellent alternative to the Nanopresso – and at a cheaper price point. Having used this brewer for a few weeks now, I’m confident the Staresso will have you covered.
And at 33% off for Black Friday, this deal is hard to miss!
Read the full Staresso Classic Portable Espresso Machine review.
The World Coffee Atlas
I LOVE this book. It’s a thorough work that takes you on a journey to the world’s many coffee-producing countries.
While there are many excellent coffee books, The World Coffee Atlas is a must-have for any serious coffee enthusiast.
Update: It looks like the Pandemic has finally forced them to close.
This specialty coffee alternative to instant coffee is actually pretty delicious. The tubes are filled with a crystalized coffee concentrate that can be mixed into hot or cold water to make a brew suddenly.
You can read my full Sudden Coffee review here.
Barazta Sette 270 Grinder
The Sette line of grinders houses Baratza’s latest grinding innovation: zero-ground retention burrs.
The 270 doses consistently, is easy to use and manipulate, and grinds coffee with incredible precision for under $500.
Gina Coffee Maker
This smart all-in-one brewer would make a stellar gift for any serious coffee lover.
It makes pour-over coffee, immersion coffee, and cold brew, all in the same brewing cone. If I had to throw away all my coffee gear and buy just one brewer, it’d be this one.
HyperChiller V2 – Iced Coffee Maker
Making cold brew coffee isn’t hard with a French press or mason jar, but this iced coffee maker allows your coffee lover to make an iced coffee in about 1 minute.
I’ve used this personally for over two years and drink iced coffee year-round. With a 39% off Black Friday deal, the HyperChiller is now just $15.29.
Did I mention it works for tea, wine, juice, or basically any other beverage?
My full HyperChiller review – the best coffee chiller.
Coffee Gifts For Crazy Fanatics
Is your coffee lover a full-on fanatic?
These are some of the hardest to buy for because they likely have quite the coffee gear arsenal already. However, you can never really have it all when it comes to coffee.
Some gift ideas will surprise even the most veteran coffee lovers.
Kruve Ground Sifter
This unique set of coffee ground sifters is a fantastic gift for coffee lovers who really go the extra mile to brew better coffee.
It allows us to refine the coffee grounds so that there’s less variation between grounds, leading toward a better final cup.
Ikawa Coffee Roaster
This smart coffee roaster is great for coffee fanatics who want to try their hand at roasting beans themselves. Roasting is a whole new rabbit hole to explore, and most fanatics want to develop the skill.
Kuissential Coffee Grinder
This manual coffee grinder recently usurped my previous top pick for a hand grinder. It’s affordable (at $20, it’s a steal!), the grind settings are easy to adjust, and – most importantly – it grinds coffee with more consistency than every other grinder at this price point by a long shot.
Click here to read my full Kuissential Grinder review and grind comparison.
A Trip To A Guatemalan Coffee Farm
Trust me. This one will make your coffee lover FLIP.
Return flights to Guatemala City can be purchased for less than $500, an apartment in Antigua can be rented for $30-60 per night, and a farm tour will cost less than $100.
This is a dream gift.
Kopi Luwak (Cat Poop) Coffee
Would you drink coffee that had been pooped out of a civet cat (aka, Kopi Luwak)?
And, I recommend it.
Because of the limited supply a civet cat can produce, Kopi Luwak tends to be one of the more expensive coffees simply due to supply and demand.
Just don’t forget to make sure you get to try a cup…
Read the full review of my experience drinking the cat poop coffee 🙂
These coffee gifts are snob-approved and will make this holiday memorable for your coffee lover.
Have a question about an item on this list or a gift idea that’s not? Let me know what you’re looking at, and I’ll help you decide if it’s right for your coffee lover.